Instructions for Faculty

Honors Convocation is a special event – a time when we celebrate the accomplishments of SMU’s finest students. The University plans to do so with careful attention to the health and wellness of all honorees and faculty.

Retired and current faculty who have RSVP'd for the ceremony must arrive at McFarlin Auditorium in academic dress no later than 5:10 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021. Academic Ceremonies staff and ushers will be on hand to show you to your reserved seat. Masks are required and social distancing protocols are in place.

As always, your participation in convocation means a great deal to our students, but it is very much voluntary. If you are unable to attend Honors Convocation in person, I invite you to view the ceremony virtually from your home or office at Whether you attend in person or watch the webcast, I hope you will join with your colleagues in support of these events and the values they represent.

If you have questions regarding Honors Convocation, please email or call 214-768-3417.

Faculty RSVP

Submit your RSVP here. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, March 29. 

Faculty Regalia

Academic regalia may be rented through the SMU Bookstore.  To ensure that regalia arrives in time, please place your order by March 23.

To process your order, please provide the following information: 

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Height (with shoes)
  • Cap Size
  • Degree
  • Name of school where degree was earned
  • City and State of school
  • Phone number where you can be reached
  • Department on campus

You may submit the above information via phone, fax, email, or in person at the SMU Bookstore.  If you call the Bookstore, any clerk can assist you.  If you email or fax the request, please put “To the attention of Honors Convocation Regalia” on your request. 

            214-768-2435 (phone)
            214-768-3350 (fax)

If you have specific questions or concerns about your regalia, please call the SMU Bookstore.